MICROBIOME & BARRIER SUPPORT
With Amino Acids, Probiotics, Ceramides & Pro-Vitamin D3
Suitable for all skin types, tones and ages, especially sensitized, sensitive and stressed. Ideal post treatment, menopausal or young skin.
Rest Day Comfort Cream is a nutritious and nurturing moisturiser designed with OSKIA’s Bio-Mimetic Nutri-Barrier Complex, a synergistic blend of amino acids, vitamins and bio-mimetic actives, that supports and restores each of the skin’s vital barrier functions – Acid Mantle, Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) and Microbiome, encouraging skin to rest and recuperate. Medium weight and non-comedogenic, this strengthening, calming and soothing cream is ideal for both day and night-time use and will calm, soothe and strengthen sensitive and sensitised skin.
pH 5-5.5 (Slightly acid to mimic the skin’s ideal pH and support the Acid Mantle).
Works to strengthen the barrier function to reduce redness and irritation, leaving skin smooth, strong, supple, calm and healthy.
• Supports ceramide production
• Supports the Acid Mantle
• Supports and replenishes the microbiome
• Boosts hydration and NMF
• Reduces TEWL
- BIO-MIMETIC NUTRI-BARRIER COMPLEX – a synergistic blend of amino acids and vitamins, together with calming Allantoin, Microalgae complex, Bisabolol & MSM soothe, condition and support skin health.
- Trehalose, Polyglutamic & Hyaluronic Acids hydrate, mimic and support the NMF.
- Oat Ceramides & Probiotics support barrier function helping prevent Transepidermal Water Loss and dryness and promote a healthy skin microbiome.
- Spirulina Platensis Extract (rich in protein, Vitamin K & Magnesium), together with Vitamin E provide anti-oxidant protection.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Apply onto clean skin as required.
SKIN BARRIER IMPORTANCE
The skin’s barrier comprises of numbers ‘parts’, each of which need to remain intact and healthy. These include the Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF), the Microbiome and the Acid Mantel.
NATURAL MOISTURISING FACTOR
is an expansive group of chemicals and substances including amino acids, lactates, sugars, salts, PCA, urea and peptides that work together to keep the skin’s surface intact, supple and hydrated. As we age, the NMF naturally weakens, and external, environmental factors, such as harsh exfoliation and pollutants, can damage and alter it, leading to dryness, accelerated ageing, sensitivity, skin damage and the ability of pathogens to enter the skin and moisture to escape.
THE ACID MANTLE (also called the hydro-lipid film)
is a fine layer on the outer surface of our epidermis that is made of a mixture of dead skin cells, oils (sebum), amino acids and other skin secretions and sweat* – it is the fine protective layer that sits between us and the world. This helps keep one’s skin at an optimal, slightly acidic pH between 4.5- 6.2 which is a protective barrier and the body’s first defence against viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. It is also our main protector against Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) which simply means water or hydration escaping from the deeper layers of the skin, in other words, dehydration.
*Acid Mantle composition – water (from sweat), lactic acid, urocanic acid, fatty acids, pyrrolidine carboxylic acid, eccrine glands which secrete amino acids.
Is the ecosystem of millions of micro-organisms that live on the surface of our skin that includes bacteria, viruses and fungi. It is our body’s first line of defence and a vital part of our immune system.